Swim Gala Tomorrow!

 Hello parents,

sf7_boy7This is just a friendly reminder that the Early Years Swim Gala is taking place tomorrow morning (Monday 13th May).

Kindergarten is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM.

Parents are welcome to bring their swim suits to join the students afterwards.

See you there!

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Week #33: May 6th – 10th, 2019

Student Photo Order Forms
The deadline for photo orders has been extended until tomorrow, Wednesday May 8th. Completed order forms should be dropped off in the collection box located just past the PYP entrance.

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Literacy
Students have been using Teach Your Monster to Read during our class center time and they really seem to enjoy it.

TYMTR Kids A-Z

Please remember that Kids A-Z is available for all students at home. They may read independently or  listen to a book and follow along. There are many categories/genres for them to choose from. If you are having difficulties accessing Kids A-Z, please let us know so that we can sort it out.

KG Guest Readers
Thank you to all of our guest readers so far.

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If you haven’t yet had a chance to come and would still like to, please click on the link below, choose an available time slot (highlighted in yellow), and send us an email to let us know when you can come.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZhaqTaPsRv6Wp_MNISC1TKCwRr-IRejDe9ZvPyDhgFo/edit?usp=sharing

You are welcome to read any story in any language, mother tongue or otherwise.
Thank you.

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Unit of Inquiry #4: Nature Inspires
Thank you so much, parents, for supporting your child’s learning and sending us photos and videos from home with your children’s observations and questions. We look forward to receiving many more.

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KG Field Trip to Sea Life Ocean World – TOMORROW (Wed. 8th May)
Please have your children come to school in their house shirts for tomorrow’s field trip.
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Please click on the link below for the parent letter.
KG Trip to Sea Life Bangkok

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Student-Led Conferences – Monday 20th May
Please see the parent letter below for details.

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Reminders

A note about birthdays…
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Regarding birthday celebrations, if you are bringing in treats for your child to share with his/her classmates, please ensure that they contain NO NUTS or nut oils.

Birthdays are celebrated in the cafeteria during our second snack break. Please let us know at least one day beforehand if you wish for your child to celebrate his/her birthday at school.

Treats are easily distributed when they are pre-cut and ready to share.
Some birthday treats like doughnuts, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, pizza, fruit etc. are very easy to distribute and are usually an appropriate size for small tummies.

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Please bring one flavour of treat. This will help us keep things simple. For example, if you bring cupcakes, bring all one flavor (chocolate OR vanilla). If you bring doughnuts, bring all one kind (glazed OR sprinkle).

Please keep these guidelines in mind for future reference.

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Water Bottles
Screen Shot 2019-04-30 at 18.17.58Parents, please remember to send your child to school with a water bottle every day.
Thank you.

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Library Books
Students brought home library books today.
Please return all library folders on Friday morning. Thank you.

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Important Dates

Ongoing… KG Classroom Readers (please come read us a story)
Wed. 8th May KG Field Trip to Sea Life Ocean World…see parent letter
Fri. 10th May QLB Assembly
Parents of participating students will be notified.
Mon. 13th May KG Swim Gala – 10:00 AM (Parents are welcome to join in.)
Mon. 20th May Student-Led Conferences (sign-up times coming soon)
Thu. 13th June End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – Grade 2)

Parent Meetings and Forums:

  • May 10th – Numicon as a Math Resource
  • May 17th – Parent Forum (Staffing Model 19-20, upgrades and changes)
  • May 31st – Supporting your child at home and through the holidays

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KG Home Learning for School Closure: May 2nd-3rd

Unit of Inquiry #4: Nature Inspires

Artifacts
Many thanks for all of the great artifacts for our latest inquiry. It’s been interesting to see the range of connections the students have made to nature. We are still waiting for a few students to bring artifacts. As the school is closed one task today and tomorrow is to make sure your child has brought their artifact to school. Don’t forget there is no limit to artifacts. If your child has brought one and suddenly makes another connection or is inspired about something else in nature they can bring another artifact to showcase their connection.
Home Inquiry During School Closure
Our new inquiry will be looking at nature from all perspectives such as plants, trees and creatures. During the school closure we would like students to take an provocation walk around their house/garden to see if they have any thoughts/questions about nature. For example they may see a plant and wonder how plants stand up, or see a bird flying and wonder how can birds fly. It would be great if parents could take a picture of your child’s observations and send these into your class teacher before Tuesday. We can then use these to continue our tuning in process to the inquiry when school resumes.
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Literacy
Please sign in to Kids A-Z for students’ reading assignments. If you are having any difficulty accessing the materials, please send us an email:
KGAashley@kis.ac.th
KGBlisa.di@kis.ac.th
KGCrachel.dr@kis.ac.th

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Numeracy
Please click on the link below to access the Daily Data pages.
Hypothetical values have been included for the attendance (Absent and Late). Students can cross these out on the boxes to figure out the value for P (Present) and do tally marks for all three.

A photo is attached for our previous day’s Line Leaders.
Students should use the class lists provided to figure out whose turn it will be next.

A photo is provided for our previous day’s number of days in school. What will the next number be?

Daily Data May 2nd-3rd

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Thai
Please see the attached file for home learning materials for Thai.
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TAL
Please see the attached file for home learning materials for TAL.

KG.TAL Community (Choomchon Khong chan)

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KGB PE Change of date

Hello KGB Parents

Due to clashes of PE with the primary swim gala, KGB will not have PE Friday, 3rd May. Our re-scheduled lesson will be

Thursday 2nd May at 9am.

Students are to wear PE uniform to school and change later in the day for swimming.

Regards

Ms Lisa

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Week #32: April 29th – May 3rd 2019

Literacy
Last week we celebrated World Book Week and on Tuesday, PYP staff and students came to school dressed up as book characters.

We ended the week with an assembly on Friday morning, highlighting of the events of the week and acknowledging those that participated.

Congratulations to Michael for winning the prize for the best book character costume in KG: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and congratulations to Ran for winning the prize for the best photo submitted for  “Family Reading Together”.

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KG Guest Readers
Last week Nadine’s parents came and her dad read two funny stories for us: Aliens in Underpants Save the World and The Very Brave Bear.

Aliens in Underpants Save the World by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort
Aliens love underpants,
It’s lucky that they do,
For pants helped save our universe,
Sounds crazy, but it’s true!…”

Aliens in underpants are back – and this time they are on a mission to save the world! A gigantic meteorite is heading for planet earth and the aliens’ pants supply is under threat. Can our crazy aliens save planet earth and secure their pants supply forever more?

The Very Brave Bear by Nick Bland
While balancing in the bog, Bear is startled but not frightened by Buffalo. He is a brave bear, but could Buffalo be even braver? A challenge begins, with great feats of bravery. But will something surprising send them both fleeing through the jungle?

Thanks again, parents for continuing to support literacy in Kindergarten.

We are still looking for guest readers, so why not sign up and come read a story for us? Please click on the link below, choose an available time slot (highlighted in yellow), and send us an email to let us know when you can come.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZhaqTaPsRv6Wp_MNISC1TKCwRr-IRejDe9ZvPyDhgFo/edit?usp=sharing

You are welcome to read any story in any language, mother tongue or otherwise.
Thank you.

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Unit of Inquiry
This week we are wrapping up our previous Unit of Inquiry: Where We Are in Place and Time, by reflecting with each individual student about how their personal identity connects to their family history.

Students are using their fine motor skills to add text and illustrations to their own posters, complete with their family photo. Thank you, parents, for sending us these photos. The students have been using them as a visual aid to help them articulate their ideas before writing them down.

U of I #4: Nature Inspires
Thank you so much, parents, for supporting your child’s learning and helping them choose an artifact for our current unit. We have quite a collection of items that are connected to nature.

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Daily Data Management
Students are continuing to practice their numeracy and literacy skills through making connections to our daily attendance, patterns in class jobs, number bonds, and clock times associated with our daily schedule.

Soon we will be exploring new connections as we incorporate concepts such as symmetry, estimation, and subtraction.

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KG Field Trip to Sea Life Ocean World
Our field trip is coming up next week. Please see the parent letter below for details.

KG Trip to Sea Life Bangkok
KG Trip to Sea Life Bangkok

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Reminders
Screen Shot 2019-04-30 at 18.17.58It’s been quite a hot couple of weeks since we returned to school after Songran break. Parents, please remember to send your child to school with a water bottle every day. Thank you.

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Library Books
Students brought home library books this week.
Please return all library folders on Friday morning.Thank you.

Bookbag Bookbag2

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Important Dates

Ongoing… KG Classroom Readers (please come read us a story)
Wed. 1st May Labour Day (NO SCHOOL)
Mon. 6th May H.M. The King’s Coronation (NO SCHOOL)
Wed. 8th May KG Field Trip to Sea Life Ocean World…see parent letter
Mon. 13th May KG Swim Gala – 10:00 AM
Mon. 20th May Student-Led Conferences (sign-up times coming soon)
Thu. 13th June End-of-Year Concert (EY1 – Grade 2)

Parent Meetings and Forums:

  • May 3rd – Numicon as a Math Resource
  • May 17th – Parent Forum (Staffing Model 19-20, upgrades and changes)
  • May 31st – Supporting your child at home and through the holidays

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KG Coffee Meeting: Mon. 29th April

Thank you, parents, for taking the time to join us this morning at our third and final coffee meeting for this academic year: Kelso’s Choices and Social Management Skills.

It was great to see you all interacting with one another during this morning’s session, and we hope that it was a welcome change of format from our usual meetings. We are thankful for your feedback and your continuing support in your children’s social development journey.

We hope that you found today’s session useful, and that the concepts will continue to be helpful as the students move on to grade one in August.

Click on the link below for a PDF copy of today’s slideshow:
KG Coffee Meeting – 29 April 2019

As  links are not accessible through the PDF document, below is a the Kelso’s Choices video for students that was included in the slideshow:

Finally, the following link is a soft copy of the materials that you used in your groups today, along with the letter to parents: KC Handouts for Parents

*For those who were unable to attend, a hard copy of the 4-page handout was sent home for you.

 

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A few friendly reminders…

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House Shirt Day TOMORROW

Friday 26th August is a House Shirt Day.
We will be having a short assembly tomorrow morning in the auditorium to wrap up World Book Week, announce house point totals, and find out more about next week’s Swim Gala.

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Students are welcome to come to school wearing their house shirts.

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Week #31: April 22nd – 26th, 2019

Welcome Back!
We hope you all had a wonderful Songkran break and are now ready for our final 8 weeks of Kindergarten.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our 3 new friends in KG this term:
Rolly (KGA), Mayu (KGC), and Peter (KGC).

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This week is World Book Week

CrayonsTomorrow is Book Character Dress Up Day.
If you would like to join KG teachers for Book Character Dress Up, we will be dressing as crayons from the book The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. It’s a simple costume by wearing your favorite colour and we will make cone hats to match in class. Let us know TODAY if your child would like to join the teachers.

Students are welcome to come dressed as any book character of their choice.

There will be a book fair set up in the PYP atrium from Tues. 23rd April – Thurs. 25th April. Books will be available for purchase from the following vendors:

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In the spirit of Book Week, we are still looking for parent volunteers to come read stories to KG. If you would like to sign up to come read to the class, please click on the link below, choose an available time slot (highlighted in yellow), and send us an email to let us know when you can come.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZhaqTaPsRv6Wp_MNISC1TKCwRr-IRejDe9ZvPyDhgFo/edit?usp=sharing

You are welcome to read any story in any language, mother tongue or otherwise.
Thank you.

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Unit of Inquiry 4: Nature Inspires
For our final unit of inquiry, KG students will be looking at how nature inspires man-made creations. As with all our units of inquiry, students are to bring in an artifact this time that connects to this unit.

What should I bring in as an artifact?
Each student’s artifact should be something connected to nature. We will be using these artifacts as provocations for our classroom discussions, so it is important that your child bring one in as soon as possible. Ideally, we would like to have at least one artifact from each student by this Thursday 25th April.

Students are welcome to bring in more than one artifact if they wish to do so.

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KG Field Trip
As a provocation for our final unit of inquiry this year, Kindergarten will be visiting Sea Life Ocean World on Wednesday 8th May.

Ocean WorldThank you to Lynla’s mum, Tyler’s mum, A-na’s mum, and Suniya’s mum who have volunteered to accompany us on the trip. Parents will receive a letter next Monday with the details.

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KG Guest Readers During our last week before Songkran break, KG students got to listen to these stories from our guest readers.

On Monday, Nadine’s mum came to read the Winnie the Pooh story Rabbit’s Bad Mood in  English.

In this story, Rabbit becomes upset when he sees that his crops aren’t growing well. His friends help cheer him up and figure out what they need to do to help the plants grow.

On Tuesday, Nadine’s mum came back to read Eleanor Won’t Share by Julie Gassman and Jessica Mikhail in English.

Eleanor does not like to share and soon learns a valuable life lesson about sharing and friendships.” (Amazon.UK)

On Friday morning, Bella’s mum read us a story in Mandarin about a girl, Ai Mei Li and her rabbit.

On Friday morning, Bella’s mum read us the story Emily’s Little Rabbit (艾美丽的小兔子), by Cressida Cowell  (克莱茜达.考埃尔)
In this story, Emily has a toy rabbit, Stanley. Queen Glorina III really likes Emily’s Stanley, and she was trying to exchange Stanley with many other fancy toys, but Emily insisted that Stanley is not for sale, no matter at what cost! Later Queen Gloria stole Stanley. Emily was very angry. She went to the castle to take Stanley back and to teach Queen Glorina a lesson.

A big thank you to these parents for taking the time to come share with us.
We don’t have any guest readers scheduled for this week yet.
So, if you have some free time, why not come read a story for us?

Please sign up at the following link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZhaqTaPsRv6Wp_MNISC1TKCwRr-IRejDe9ZvPyDhgFo/edit?usp=sharing

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Library Books
Our regular library visits will recommence this week. Students will be bringing home library books next Monday 29th April. Please return all library folders next Friday.
Thank you.

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Important Dates

Ongoing… KG Classroom Readers (please come read us a story)
Tue. 23rd Apr. World Book Day (Book Character Dress-Up Day)
Mon. 29th Apr. KG Coffee Meeting #3 at 8:10 am in the KG classroom
Wed. 1st May Labour Day (NO SCHOOL)
Fri. 3rd May KG Swim Gala
Mon. 6th May H.M. The King’s Coronation (NO SCHOOL)
Wed. 8th May KG Field Trip to Sea Life Ocean World…details next week

 

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Week #30: April 1st – 5th, 2019

Sawadee Pee Mai!

SongkranKindergarten will be taking part in Songkran activities during Thai class at the end of the day on Thursday and are welcome to wear Thai dress on that day. Swimming classes will be taking place as usual, so please send their swim bags as well.
On Friday morning, KG will join EY1 and EY2 for some water play and are again welcome to wear swim clothes (or play clothes that they can get wet). Please feel free to send colourful, Songkran clothing for your child to wear after the water play.

We will end the term with a Songkran Assembly on Friday afternoon, followed by guest readers. Dismissal will be at the regular time on Friday.

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World Book Week is coming soon…

WorldBookWeekFirst week of Term 3 we will be celebrating the love of books with World Book Week.

We have lots of activities during the week and also we encourage parents to come read with us.

 

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If you would like to join KG teachers for Book Character Dress Up, we will be dressing as crayons from the book The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. It’s a simple costume by wearing your favorite colour and we will make cone hats to match in class. Just let us know if your child would like to join the teachers.

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KG Guest Readers
Last week, KG students got to listen to these stories from our guest readers.
On Tuesday, Ganta’s parents came to read the story Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko in both Thai and English.

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble?” (Amazon.UK)

On Thursday, Rainie’s dad read us The Big Book of the Body by Minna Lacey and Peter Allen in English.

This book illustrates the remarkable ways the human body works. We learned about a giant skeleton,  how the heart pumps blood, what’s inside our heads and what happens to the food we eat.

On Friday morning, Mark’s mum read us a poem in Russian, then 2 stories: Dinosaurs Don’t Draw, by by Elli Woollard and Steven Lenton, and Be Careful Barney by Lucy Barnard, both in English.

Dinosaurs Don’t Draw
“Dinosaurs aren’t known for their drawing – they’re known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for one creative young dinosaur who just can’t seem to stop! He transforms rocks, chalk, sticks and mud into the most wonderful works of art – much to the confusion of his fierce, fighting dinosaur family. But when everyone hears the THUD of a terrifying T-Rex, they soon see just how effective art can be. Especially art in the form of an even bigger dinosaur!

A vibrant and uplifting story about the joy and the power of art – and daring to be different.” (Amazon.UK)

Be Careful, Barney
“Barney thinks being daring is great fun…but when Barney’s class go on a school trip,  the little fox discovers just how dangerous  his behaviour is. Despite being told not to go  near the river, Barney tries to cross it, falls in  and is carried away! Barney’s friend Trevor  finds a branch and manages to save a very  scared Barney .

The next day, while at the park, Barney is  tempted to hang upside down as usual,  but then he remembers how scared he felt  when he fell in the river and how worried his  mummy had been. He runs to find his friends  and soon discovers that he can have just as  much fun without taking so many risks.” (Amazon.UK)

On Friday afternoon, Jett’s dad read The Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds in English.


This is a story of a brave rabbit and a very strange pair of underwear.

“Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!” (Amazon.UK)

A big thank you to these parents for taking the time to come share with us. We look forward to Nadine’s mum, Bella’s mum, and Suniya’s parents who have volunteered to come read for us this week.

If there are any more parents who would like to sign up to come read to KG, please click on the link below, choose an available time slot, and send us an email to let us know when you can come.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZhaqTaPsRv6Wp_MNISC1TKCwRr-IRejDe9ZvPyDhgFo/edit?usp=sharing

You are welcome to read any story in any language, mother tongue or otherwise.
Thank you.

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Library Books
Students will not be bringing home books this week.
Our regular library visits will recommence after the Songkran break. Thank you.

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Important Dates

Ongoing… KG Classroom Readers (please come read us a story)
Thurs. 4th Apr. Songkran Celebration (in Thai class)
Fri. 5th Apr. Water Play with EY1 & EY2; Songkran Assembly
Songkran Holiday April 6th – 21st (NO SCHOOL)
Mon. 22nd Apr. Start of Term 3
Tue. 23rd Apr. World Book Day (Book Character Dress-Up Day)
Mon. 29th Apr. KG Coffee Meeting #3 at 8:10 am in the KG classroom
Wed. 1st May Labour Day (NO SCHOOL)
Mon. 6th May H.M. The King’s Coronation (NO SCHOOL)
Wed. 8th May KG Field Trip to Sea Life Ocean World …details coming  soon
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World Book Week – April 23-26.

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First week of Term 3 we will be celebrating the love of books with World Book Week. We have lots of activities during the week and also we encourage parents to come read with us.

If you would like to join KG teachers for Book Character Dress Up, we will be dressing as crayons from the book “The day the crayons quit”. Its a simple costume by wearing your favorite colour and we will make cone hats to match in class. Just let us know if your child would like to join the teachers.

 

 

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